NDIS Plan budget categories explained.
You’ve got your NDIS Plan! But wait, the NDIS Plan has some confusing stuff. And what does each budget category mean? To help you understand, we give you the rundown of how your NDIS budget and Plan go hand in hand.
Your NDIS budget will likely be broken up into three main budget categories or ‘support purposes’ which can all be planned to help you throughout your NDIS Plan. These are Core, Capital and Capacity Building supports.
NDIS Core supports are activities that help you in your everyday life. This area of your NDIS Plan has four budget categories which can be flexible to accommodate your individual needs.
- Assistance with daily life includes making household decisions, looking after your personal care, cooking and cleaning.
- Assistance with social and community participation can include activities or courses that help you connect and socialise with others. Art classes, sports coaching or vacation camps that have mentoring, skill development, peer support or capacity building components are covered here.
- Consumables helps you cover everyday items and services. These could include interpreting and translating services as well as continence and nutrition related items.
- Transport helps to cover costs associated with specialised schooling or education programs, reaching your place of employment or participating in recreational or community activities.
A Capital support provides funding for equipment, home or vehicle modifications. The NDIS is very specific in what this funding can be used for and it must be used as it is allocated.
Capacity Building supports.
Capacity building funding is set aside for activities that will support you in learning new skills. These skills may include achieving some of your goals like living independently, finding a job, or getting help with your NDIS plan management.
We can work through each budget with you and help you to get the most out of all three.
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